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Tech firm triples footprint at 1 WTC

The Durst Organization and The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey today announced Hypersciencean automation company, has signed a 10-year lease for the entire 88th floor at One World Trade Center in New York, New York.

Upgrading from its previous space on the 45th floor, Hyperscience’s new office will feature a communal area for Machine Learning and tech industry events, customer meet ups, Hackathons, collaboration, and much more.

JODY DURST

“We are thrilled Hyperscience is nearly tripling their footprint with us at One World Trade Center (OWTC),” said Jonathan (Jody) Durst, President of The Durst Organization. “By design, we set aside specific floors at OWTC for pre-built suites with the expectation of tenant expansion. This approach has assisted tenants, like Hyperscience, to quickly set up shop and expand their presence within the building when the time is right.”

The architectural, environmental, and structural enhancements of One World Trade Center incorporate the latest technologies and innovations at the cutting edge of efficient, purpose-built skyscraper design — serving as a world-class corporate and social hub. Built by The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and The Durst Organization in a unique public-private partnership, One World Trade Center sets a new standard of design, construction, and prestige.

“Our people are our most valued asset and maintaining a level of flexibility that includes creating environmental options to help fuel collaboration and community is of the utmost importance,” said Charlie Newark-French, COO of Hyperscience. “With our employee base having doubled in size during the pandemic, our Leadership Team wanted to enable safe in-person collaboration if people have a firm preference to do so—or a home workplace set-up that’s not ideal—and this new space will allow for that and our continued growth.”

“We are excited that Hyperscience has expanded its operations at One World Trade Center and commend The Durst Organization on their efforts to contribute toward the growth of Lower Manhattan and the region,” said Port Authority Chairman Kevin O’Toole. “At a time when so many businesses have been forced to closed their doors due to the pandemic, today’s news brings hope that a strong return is well underway.” 

“Today’s 10-year deal with Hyperscience, expanding its lease space, is a welcome signal that economic recovery is taking hold,” said Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton. “We thank The Durst Organization for bringing this expanded lease to a successful close.” 

Steven Rotter, Brad Lane and Kyle Riker from JLL arranged the lease with Eric Engelhardt from Durst. 

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